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Saskatoon is having a bridge parade

If Graham Construction isn’t paying for the lemonade and cookies, I am going to be sorely disappointed 

To celebrate the upcoming opening of the Circle Drive South Project, the public is invited to join in on a “bridge parade” where for the first and only time citizens can walk or cycle across the new bridge. Participants will be able to enjoy free lemonade and cookies as part of their journey. Don’t miss out on one of the most spectacular river views in Saskatoon!

Circle Drive South Project Grand Opening Celebration
Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Shuttles: 1:00 p.m.
Ceremony: 2:00 p.m.
“Bridge Parade”: 2:30 p.m.
Roadways officially open to traffic: 8:00 p.m.

“Park & Ride” from the Western Development Museum
(Please park at the Western Development Museum (2610 Lorne Avenue) and take the free Saskatoon Transit shuttles to the new Circle Drive South Bridge.  Free, continuous shuttles start at 1:00 p.m.)

Cyclists can proceed through the new Lorne Avenue on-ramp just south of the Museum; please follow the directions of the road marshals.

The Circle Drive South Project is Saskatoon’s largest infrastructure project in history, and involves the construction of the new south bridge, as well as five new interchanges, ten kilometres of freeway/expressway, three railway interchanges, and pedestrian and cyclist pathways. The roadways will officially open at 8:00 p.m. on July 31. (The new Preston Avenue South interchange will open in September 2013, as per its original schedule).

The theme of the bridge is 10 months late and no penalties charged!  I’ll see if I can’t shoot some video for OurYXE.